The Pirate Bay rentre au port pour 7,8 millions de dollars : the end ?


Est ce que les pirates sont fatigués ? Les remous de ces derniers mois ont-ils eu raison de leur pied marin ? Quand on lit leur communiqué de presse, on ne dirait pas. Mais j’en doute quand même…

TPB vendu pour 7,8 millions de dollars à la société suédoise Global Gaming Factory X AB, ça fait un peut penser à Napster : une bonne idée qui risque d’être saccagée par des personnes qui n’ont pas compris ce qu’ils avaient entre les mains.

C’est justement pour cela que l’équipe de TPB rassure tout le monde en expliquant que la société choisie est celle qui a le mieux compris ce qu’ils pouvaient faire avec leur technologie. Je suis très très sceptique, peu d’exemples dans le passé ont montré qu’une société qui était très en rupture avait survécu au départ de ses fondateurs.

Une société qui en rachète une aussi « sulfureuse » que TPB ne peut que se mettre en conformité avec « l’esprit ambiant » pour rentabliser son investissement. A moins que…

Le communiqué de TPB :

TPB might change owner

Yes, it’s true.

News reached the press today in Sweden – The Pirate Bay might get aquired by Global Gaming Factory X AB.

A lot of people are worried. We’re not and you shouldn’t be either!

TPB is being sold for a great bit underneath it’s value if the money would be the interesting part. It’s not. The interesting thing is that the right people with the right attitude and possibilities keep running the site.
As all of you know, there’s not been much news on the site for the past two-three years. It’s the same site essentially. On the internets, stuff dies if it doesn’t evolve. We don’t want that to happen.

We’ve been working on this project for many years. It’s time to invite more people into the project, in a way that is secure and safe for everybody. We need that, or the site will die. And letting TPB die is the last thing that is allowed to happen!

If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That’s the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And – you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That’s awesome and will take the heat of us.

The old crew is still around in different ways. We will also not stop being active in the politics of the internets – quite the opposite. Now we’re fueling up for going into the next gear. TPB will have economical muscles to let people evolve it. It will team up with great technicians to evolve the protocols. And we, the people interested in more than just technology, will have the time to focus on that. It’s win-win-win.

The profits from the sale will go into a foundation that is going to help with projects about freedom of speech, freedom of information and the openess of the nets. I hope everybody will help out in that and realize that this is the best option for all. Don’t worry – be happy!